[ dih-void ]
/ dɪˈvɔɪd /


not possessing, untouched by, void, or destitute (usually followed by of).

verb (used with object)

to deplete or strip of some quality or substance: imprisonment that devoids a person of humanity.

Origin of devoid

1350–1400; Middle English, orig. past participle < Anglo-French, for Old French desvuidier to empty out, equivalent to des- dis-1 + vuidier to empty, void Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for devoid

/ (dɪˈvɔɪd) /


(postpositive foll by of) destitute or void (of); free (from)

Word Origin for devoid

C15: originally past participle of devoid (vb) to remove, from Old French devoidier, from de- de- + voider to void
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